War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0720 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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BURNSIDE'S HEADQUARTERS, July 31, 1864-10 a.m.

Lieutenant B. P. LEARNED,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have succeeded in getting transportation that will take to the landing the two siege batteries; their ammunition will be moving soon. Captain Gillett will get out at dusk.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. F. BROOKER,

Captain, &c.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 31, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

In case siege mortars or guns remain here, what shall I do regarding the detachments? Shall the ordnance be turned over to other troops?

THOS. S. TRUMBULL,

Major.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 31, 1864-12. 15 p.m.

Major TRUMBULL,

Commanding Siege Batteries, Eighteenth Corps:

I have never for a moment designed to relieve our companies without their guns. Do not take anybody's order for such a proceeding except mine.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 31, 1864-1.30 p.m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train:

Everything that has not already reached you is in transit, or being loaded up, excepting from Gillett's battery. Captain Brooker will remain until this evening, when that will all be moved.

NELSON L. WHITE,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 31, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

The thirteen wagons of 4 1/2-inch ammunition and Coehorns have just started for Broadway Landing.

THOS. ALLCOCK,

Lieutenant-colonel, &c.